Seven people sentenced over mob attack on Paris police car

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A Paris court handed down sentences of up to seven years in jail, including part-suspended terms, to seven defendants accused of attacking a police patrol car stuck in traffic in May 2016, when two officers were punched and beaten with metal bars before their vehicle was set on fire on the sidelines of a demonstration by police against violence directed at them during street protests.

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A Paris judge on Wednesday handed down jail terms of up to seven years to protesters who attacked and set fire to a police car with two officers inside in what he described as an "urban guerrilla scene", reports FRANCE 24.